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Bonjour tristesse by Françoise Sagan
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Mar 26, 2009

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bookshelves: 2009, 1001
Recommended for: pretentious teenagers, francophiles
Read in March, 2009

Written by a precocious French teenager in 1954, this is exactly the kind of thing that precocious teenagers should read. Its slight, creepy, and feels like it should be read on a beach while pretending to be fabulous.

The copy I read was tiny and adorable, complete with beautiful book paper and blue type - perfect for the story. I might have liked this more at 17, but reading it now just makes it feel like a relic of the new teenage revolution of the 50s. Still, I couldn't help but be charmed by how seriously it takes itself.

Maybe a good match for Gossip Girl fans? Cecile reminds me a bit of Blair Waldorf with her plotting and daddy issues.

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message 1: by Jen (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jen i was searching for a used copy of this all last summer, as my "summer beach read", with no luck. i'm more determined this year!

Monica It is the perfect beach read - I hope you find one!

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